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New Year’s Day 2021 Poetry Walk

This year our traditional HCT New Year’s Day Walk will be modified in keeping with best practices for safety during the pandemic. We are hosting a Poetry Walk on the Burgess-Brown land, and participants are advised to walk alone or in small groups that maintain appropriate social distance.  A favorite HCT trail traverses this landscape and scattered along the path you will discover, among the trees, poems about winter and new beginnings. We hope that the self guided and reflective nature of this activity helps us all to confidently step into a bright and hopeful new year, when we can breathe a little easier and look forward to positive changes.

To access this wonderful piece of property for your first steps into the New Year, park at the turnaround at the end of Murray Lane. The poetry walk will be well marked. Happy New Year!

Annual New Years Day Walk

Per tradition, HCT likes to ring in the New Year with a stroll among Harvard’s forests and fields.  Nothing sets the tone for the year ahead like a leisurely walk with friends and neighbors in the crisp rejuvenating air of January.  This year, in the spirit of cooperation and good company, we will have the walk at Bowers Springs Conservation Land, which straddles the towns of Harvard and Bolton.  Meet at the parking lot of the main entrance at the end of Flanagan Road in Bolton (just over the line).  From the center of Harvard, pass the schools, stay straight on Bolton Road, cross over into Bolton, and take the second right onto Flanagan Road and follow it to the end.  Parking area is on the left.  The walk starts at 11:00am, is about 2.5 miles and should take about 1 hour. We will walk though fields and woods and pass a lovely pond.  Sorry, but due to the group size, this is a dog-free event.  Dress weather appropriate; in the event of hazardous weather, the walk will be cancelled and posted on NextDoor Harvard by 9:00am on the day of the event.

Directions to the parking lot can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yc97bju9